Adams Middle School

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English Language Arts

  • Master Teacher For ELA: Ambra Phillips

    Grade 6 ELA

    The focus is on the five strands of English Language Arts instruction; reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information as well as listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems.  Students will also compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. A variety of strategies will aid students in developing form, style, purpose and voice in their writing. The writing process will be modeled, taught and practiced, with an emphasis on language conventions, editing and revising, as students learn to write increasingly complex texts. Collaboration, reflection, and peer editing will be used to develop writing comfort and style. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems.

    Grade 7 ELA

    The focus is on the five strands of English Language Arts instruction; reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information as well as listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems. 

    This course will focus on the five strands of English Language Arts instruction; reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students will also compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. A variety of strategies will aid students in developing form, style, purpose and voice in their writing. The writing process will be modeled, taught and practiced, with an emphasis on language conventions, editing and revising, as students learn to write increasingly complex texts. Collaboration, reflection, and peer editing will be used to develop writing comfort and style. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems.

    Grade 8 ELA

    The focus is on the five strands of English Language Arts instruction; reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information as well as listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems. 

    This course will focus on the five strands of English Language Arts instruction; reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students will compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. A variety of strategies will aid students in developing form, style, purpose and voice in their writing. The writing process will be modeled, taught and practiced, with an emphasis on language conventions, editing and revising, as students learn to write increasingly complex texts. Collaboration, reflection, and peer editing will be used to develop writing comfort and style. Students will learn the use of oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking, writing and reading. Students read, write and understand a wide variety of literary, expository, persuasive and informational texts, media literacy and poems.

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